Ally and Evan
How We Met
Evan and I have been dating for almost six years. Evan was my twin brother’s college roommate and he joined our annual family vacation to Loon Mountain, NH in December 2012. I had always known of Evan, but never had a chance to get to know him; all I remember is that I couldn’t stop smiling that entire weekend. On the last day of the trip, Evan finally worked up the courage to ask for my number. A couple of days after we got home, Evan called me and two hours later….. he asked me on our first date! Flash forward almost six years later, we live in our first home together outside of Boston and adopted our first rescue pup named Griffey!
how they asked
On a crisp fall morning, I took a ride to Stow, Massachusetts under the impression that I was going to help my twin brother, Zak, pick out a puppy to surprise his wife, Ashley. We left the house around 5:50 A.M. and began our journey to western Mass. My brother had text messages between the “breeder” with photos of the pups and the parents….little did I know it was all an extremely elaborate cover.
When we pulled into the Minute Man Air Field I saw this giant rainbow hot air balloon, completely inflated and ready for taking off. I kept my eyes peeled for Evan and his car, but I couldn’t find him. As I turned the corner, there he was. After he gave me a minute to take it all in, he dropped to his knee and asked me to marry him! Then we spent the morning sipping champagne in the clouds and toasting to our future. When we got back to our house I was still on cloud nine! I walked up the stairs to a surprise engagement brunch with our two families! I was so happy to be able to share this magical day with my new fiance, our two families and our wonderful hot air balloon pilot, Adam!